Thursday, October 13, 2011


Happy Thursday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. This week is just flying by- well for me anyway. I have been taking care of my grandsons while their parents are on a little r&r in Florida.

It's been a good few days. I just love being with them and there hasn't been any issues which is a good thing as well. I get them off to school in the morning and then drive back to my home and spend a few hours creating. Then its back over to meet the school bus-homework-basketball & football practices-dinner- a few hours together then off to bed.

Aidin (middle grandson) really blessed me today. He had to write something at school about who inspires him. He said it was me- his Grandma. How precious is that?? We spend time having discussions about God-politics and other current events. He likes to be challenged with thinking and he holds strong opinions already. 

My son and daughter-in-law return home on Saturday night. The boys are holding up just fine. They only mentioned once not being taken to Marco Island.

Oh well onto my card for today. This one I made for the sketch challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Roxie was the hostess and she gave us this great layout to work into a card.

Splitcoaststampers is also hosting the "hope you can cling to" challenges. Teresa was the hostess of the "brave heart" challenge was to make a card that has at least one heart on it. These challenges run all through October and there a re prizes to be son. So why not join in on the fun. Get more info here.

My image and sentiment are from the Sweet 'n Sassy set "wildflowers".

I stamped it in baroque burgundy ink. My designer paper is from Stampin-Up's "paisley petal" collection.  I added a flourish that was die cut from a Sizzix sizzlit set.

I punched some hearts and layered one of them on a burgundy button.

That's my card for today. Time to close this post so until next time.......God bless

Some other challenges:
1Divas by Design has a button challenge. I used a burgundy button underneath one of my hearts.
2.  Whimsy Stamps has a diecut or punch challenge. I used a sizzix die to cut my flourish and a corner rounder punch on my layers and a heart punch.
3.  Top Tip Tuesday wants us to use designer paper.


  1. What an elegant card, Mary! I really like that sentiment. It's a good one. Sounds like you've had a busy but wonderful week with your grandsons. What a special time!!

  2. I love how you used the different DP and that beautiful image and it doesn't look crowded or too busy! I agree with Emily. This is very elegant!

  3. Mary this is lovely. I like the mixture of papers along with the pretty flower.
    So great that you are able to help out and truly enjoy your time with your grandkids.

  4. Beautiful, Mary! This was the perfect layout for showcasing this gorgeous DSP!

  5. This is beautiful. I love that stamped image combined with that DSP and the die cuts are the perfect accent.



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